Canovate Group Contributes to Essential Defence Industry Projects

Canovate Group, a 100 percent Turkish company, is one of the world’s top 10 global brands with its data centers, technology in fiber optic systems and its end-to-end product portfolio

Tarih: Issue 91 - May 2019

Aiming to transfer its 40 years of knowledge and experience in R&D and innovation, Canovate Group has made significant contributions to Turkish defence industry projects. Canovate will attend and welcome guests at IDEF ‘19 14th International Defence Industry Fair (Hall 3 booth 321-E) between April 30 – May 3, 2019.

Stating that they focus on projects that will contribute to Turkey’s defence industry, Canovate Group Chairman Mr. Can GÜR said: “In parallel with our 40 years of knowledge and experience including the Internet of Things (IoT), Industry 4.0, ballistic vests, drones, electro-optical radars, terahertz scanners, Urban Safety Management System, and E-Agriculture applications, we will further contribute to the critical technologies required by our defence industry with local capabilities. We are proud to serve our country by transferring years of R&D experience and capabilities to the defence industry.”

Turkey’s First Electro-Optical Radar “PanTher Radar” 

Focusing on technologies that can be used in Turkey’s security projects, Canovate developed Turkey’s first electro-optical radar “PanTher Radar” after a 3-year R&D period. The radar can be used in a wide range of areas such as border, airports, sites with special security requirements and ports. The company also introduced a color night vision camera called “Falcon Eye” for the protection and surveillance of critical facilities. Additionally, Canovate the developed the “HYPER 360 Radar” electro-optical product with a 360-degree panoramic view capability thanks to the support of the TÜBİTAK 1501 program. With regard to perimeter security and facility safety, the company also conducts studies on essential and integral technologies such as underground acoustic sensors, acoustic detectors, Terahertz scanners, CBRN disinfectants (with TÜBİTAK support), bulletproof vests, and the Internet of Things (IoT) product family at its R&D center located in the Istanbul Çekmeköy factory.  

Playing an Active Role in the “Urban Safety Management System” Project

Canovate Group plays an active role in the “Urban Safety Management System (KGYS)” project as the project partner of Aselsan and Havelsan. KGYS is a highly sophisticated nationwide project with approximately seventy thousand integrated cameras around the country. Surveillance cameras are essential systems for implementing traffic regulations and ensuring public safety. As well as acting as a deterrent, camera systems also provide valuable information for security forces and judicial processes. With that in mind, the KGYS system is designed to operate continuously on a 24/7/365 real-time basis. Canovate manufactures turnkey CCTV site cabinets (also called “KGYS Box”) that include cameras and components that meet all electrical and network requirements. The system consists of an uninterruptible power supply (UPS), refrigeration, overvoltage protectors, disconnectors, switches and wiring & cabling equipment. The site cabinets are designed and manufactured to work in harsh climatic conditions (hot, dry, rainy or cold) in different regions of the country. 

Canovate Group Defence Industry Product Family

Canovate Group Defence Industry product family includes; PanTher Radar, Hyper 360 Radar, Falcon Eye (Low Light Camera), Terahertz Imaging Systems, and Thermal Sight LOKI.

PanTher Radar: Canovate PanTher Radar uses a rotating thermal camera to provide a panoramic thermal image of an area and increases perimeter security in all weather conditions. The product is much more cost-effective than conventional electromagnetic radars and can detect the thermal signatures of potential threats at night even in adverse weather conditions, alerting the security personnel in advance to arrange an appropriate response. The System includes a thermal sensor capable of taking 360-degree panoramic images as well as embedded software for image rendering and threat detection. PanTher Radar’s ability to multiply the capability of a single thermal sensor reduces the cost compared to its counterparts. Thanks to these features, the system can be used in military bases, airports, sites with special security requirements, borderline, ports, etc. and it is an alternative to the high-cost radio frequency-based active radars used today. 

HYPER 360 Radar: HYPER 360 Radar provides a real-time 360° panoramic image up to 5Mp in size with a high-resolution passive LWIR (Long-Wave Infrared) sensor. The camera captures the reflection of a hyperbolic mirror placed in an ideal position across the lens and creates a single omnidirectional picture that is equal to a composite image gathered from 25 cameras. This technique makes it possible to generate panoramic images with a 360° field of view (FOV) by using a single non-rotating camera. HYPER 360 Radar can detect intrusions or fires and automatically alerts the system users via e-mail using the internet network. Designed to provide years of trouble-free service under extreme field conditions, HYPER 360 can operate in temperatures ranging from -40C to + 65C. 

Falcon Eye (Low Light Camera): Falcon Eye has unique features that make it possible to view and record colors throughout the night, even at distances that cannot be seen by the human eye. It provides the ability to spot and record intruders and threats that cannot be seen with the naked eye. Falcon Eye helps security personnel and law enforcement to improve surveillance, increase security and prevent crimes. The new IR feature of Falcon Eye hand-held version also allows the camera to work and record in monochrome and black-and-white infrared. 

Terahertz Imaging Systems: The Canovate Terahertz Imaging device offers a revolutionary passive human scanning technology. This product provides high throughput screening in crowded places that require high efficiency. The Canovate Terahertz Imaging device cannot be influenced by external factors and provides highly precise scanning results. Another advantage of the system, it enables covert surveillance at VIP locations to prevent disturbances. Additionally, the Canovate Terahertz scanner is recognized as a safe system for stealth-screening. The system can scan more than one person simultaneously and identify various threats thanks to its stand-off detection capability. Terahertz scanner also requires no additional infrastructure and can perform independent scanning.

Thermal Sight LOKI: The LOKI is a portable and multifunctional weapon-mounted thermal sight designed for civilian or military purposes. It can be used as a handheld night observation device or placed in front of a riflescope for sniper applications. LOKI is also the world’s lightest and smallest clip-on thermal sight. With an impressive array of features, the device can be used in various situations to identify concealed targets, during both day and night under all weather conditions. It can also measure the distance of a target (optional) in adverse weathers. In addition to these features, LOKI can capture images, record videos, and provides ballistic calculations including range and elevation angle, atmospheric pressure, temperature, relative humidity, and ammunition type.

Canovate Group Electro-Optical Systems Manager Ulaş ÇIRPICI made the following statement about Canovate Group defence industry product family: “As Canovate Group, we dedicate ourselves to developing indigenous technologies for the Turkish defence industry with local capabilities. In this context, we manufacture all the products in the Canovate defence industry product family in cooperation with TÜBİTAK and universities in our country. The most important factor behind the success of producing the latest technologies is our qualified personnel and our expert engineers. As Canovate Group, we will continue to produce indigenous technologies.” 

About Canovate Group: 

Canovate Group is one of the world’s top 10 global brands with its data centers, technology in fiber optic systems and its end-to-end product portfolio. With its 40 years of experience, 100% Turkish company Canovate Group continues to develop high technology products by carrying out numerous R&D projects in the fields of information technologies, telecom, defence industry, ballistic systems, electro-optic systems and heating/cooling. As one of the leading innovation-driven companies in its field, Canovate Group manufactures high technology products with over one thousand employees including a team of engineers on an area of 30 thousand m² at in Çekmeköy Istanbul. Canovate Group companies include Canovate Electronics, Canovate Ballistic Systems, Canovate High Technologies, CanAero, Canovate Energy Systems, Canesis System Integration, and Canovate Real Estate Development.